Mark Netzloff is Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the author of England's Internal Colonies: Class, Capital, and the Literature of Early Modern English Colonialism.
'Netzloff delivers precisely what one expects from a scholarly edition: evocative context and informative annotations. Scholars interested in the intersections of land, capital, ecology, and literature will therefore appreciate this edition. Its sophisticated introduction is bolstered by an expert critical apparatus that provides footnotes glossing obscure vocabulary, biblical allusions, variations among editions, and details regarding Norden's alternate careers as a religious writer and cartographer. One may hope that the edition inspires kindred scholars to take stock of the influence, whether beneficial or sinister, of the innovative and crafty Surveyor.' Seventeenth-Century News 'We can all welcome its publication with the hope that others besides this reviewer will now be seduced into reading the entire work for the first time.' Economic History Review 'This new critical edition, admirable in its intention and successful in its achievement, expands the general availability of the Dialogue and improves its readability for the modern scholar, while also providing a perceptive analysis and helpful contextualization of a text that represents a key insight into the development and the socio-economic and political impact of cartography in early modern agrarian England.' Cartographica